With billions up for grabs, Warner launches webpage to give Virginia localities an edge

WASHINGTON — With billions of dollars in infrastructure funding up for grabs, U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) is working to give Virginia counties, cities, towns, tribes and stakeholders a boost. Today, Senator Warner unveiled a new resource webpage that will make these dollars as accessible as possible for localities in Virginia as they prepare to compete for the funding, which was authorized by the bipartisan infrastructure law negotiated by Senator Warner and signed by President Joe Biden.

“I am thrilled to launch this page to help communities across Virginia access the funding I was proud to negotiate and secure through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Virginia is poised to win a historic amount of competitive funding, but only if we apply and compete for it. This site will help connect Virginians to key resources and help them stay informed about grant and funding opportunities,” said Senator Warner.

Among others, the site:

  • Visualize application due dates with an interactive calendar, allowing users to better track deadlines.
  • Filters grants by federal agency, allowing users to better locate grants that match their needs.
  • Allows users to easily request a letter from the senator in support of a grant application.
  • Provides an overview of funding that is already flowing to Virginia and allows users to see in detail how this funding will be distributed and used throughout the Commonwealth.

This competitive funding is in addition to the billions of dollars in formula funding also authorized by the bipartisan Infrastructure Act. The funding formula is non-competitive and determined by pre-existing formulas, which are based on statistical criteria. In general, states, localities and other entities that normally receive infrastructure funds from Congress can expect to receive a boost from additional federal dollars, distributed through traditional programs.

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